For as long as I remember I have had reoccurring dreams, there are four or five that make appearances regularly. One of them is terrifying, one is remarkably strange and the other two fluctuated between strange and terrifying. I used to think that they had some meaning or pointed to some past experience or perhaps provided some insight into the undercurrent of my unconscious. Sometimes I can even recognize them as dreams and know what to expect along the way, despite my inability to change the outcome. When I was younger I dreaded them and tried to stay awake so late that I fell into too deep a sleep to dream. They haunted me sometimes, both day and night. Now, they are like old acquaintances and, if not welcome, at least I am familiar with the routine.
I often wonder if others have reoccurring dreams and if so whether they welcome them or place special meaning to them. I wonder if they order their lives according to what their dreams insinuate or merely deal with them the best they can.